Now THIS is why people want to live in New York. Get the low-down on this happening at the Improv Everywhere blog.
Via Wooster Collective: Last November, Swoon, Chris Stain & The Polaroid Kidd joined together in Paris or a collaboration at the galerie LJBeaubourg. Sofarida has put together a short video documenting the installation.
Check out Peat Wollaeger’s super tribute to Keith Haring, posted on YouTube. (via Wooster Collective, time = 1:37)
At the MFAH in Houston, you can see an exhibit of the artistic origins of Japanese anime. This still is from a short film by Chiho Aoshima, done in collaboration with Bruce Ferguson. In Aoshima’s work, we see an amalgamation of pop art, anime, manga, and the Japanese "cult of cuteness" (think Hello Kitty). Here… Continue reading City Glow
If I were in Berkeley, I’d be checking this out.
Cool news of the day is this: John Ashbery has been chosen as the first poet laureate of the MTV generation. Sixteen poetry "spots" will air on MTVU this fall. I’m lovin’ it!
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Talking Walls is a website by Jody Zellen, a Los Angeles artist. By juxtaposing photographic images and videotape of urban detail, she creates a grid of street signs and symbols. Give the website some time to load properly. The effect is very powerful. via rhizome
The Graffiti Research Lab has an unusual mission, to outfit graffiti artists with open source technologies for urban communication. Regardless of your views on graffiti, it’s a website with art that moves. Fast. You might like it.
I haven’t seen it yet, but I’m very curious about RECAP by Rick Silva. Read about it on Rhizome.
If you enjoy a good sleuth movie on a cold, wet, white day, then here’s a recommendation for you. Check out Wire in the Blood, a British series that I’ve recently discovered through Netflix. (What was life before Netflix?) The protagonists are a male psychologist (Robson Green) and a female chief of police (Hermione Norris). … Continue reading Capers
This week, thanks to my Netflix membership, I got to see two bio documentaries on artists. I found How To Draw a Bunny interesting and also pretty depressing. It’s about the life and death of pop artist Ray Johnson. He was prolific, a neverending string of firecrackers. Many of his pieces were postcard sized. He… Continue reading Art on Film
"I tried to be always as obtrusive as possible." Check out this great interview with Errol Morris. I especially liked reading about the earliest films.
On U B U W E B, you can access short Fluxus films from the 60s, such as Zen for Film by Nam June Paik, Word Movie by Paul Sharits, and Eye Blink by Yoko Ono. These are cool. Poem-cool. Starting in the early sixties, Fluxus (which means "to flow") followed in the footsteps of… Continue reading Fluxus